Here is another photo from my Serval sighting in the Masai Mara. It was close to midday so the light was not ideal, but during such a rare sighting you keep on shooting anyway! In this photo I wanted to show how well the serval blends into its environment – when it crouched down or walked into longer grass it was practically invisible. It also walks very carefully so most of the time it is also invisible and inaudible to its unfortunate prey.
Servals are uncommon to see not because they are rare, but because they are mainly nocturnal and are seldom out and about in the daylight hours. They mainly feed on rodents, but they will take any other opportunity that presents itself such as birds, hares, reptiles, insects etc.
Techs: Canon 7D | Canon 300 2.8 IS II | f2.8 | 1/2000s | ISO 100